Published on January 02, 2020

Pella Regional Delivered a Record-Breaking 607 Babies in 2019

PELLA, Iowa – Pella Regional Health Center’s first baby of 2020 is a little boy, Elliott Jay Crile, born at 7:28 am on Jan. 1. HeElliott Crile-1st Baby 2020 weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are Ali and Brandon Crile from Oskaloosa. The delivering doctor was Dr. Richard Posthuma, while Dr. Paul Riggs performed the C-Section and Lisa Tucker, RN, was the labor nurse.

While Elliott is Pella Regional’s first baby in 2020, there were 607 babies delivered at Pella Regional Health Center in 2019. Delivering 607 babies in one year is a record number at Pella Regional. The previous record was 539 babies born in 2016.

July and September were the busiest months. There were 304 girls and 303 boys. The heaviest baby was 11 pounds 2 ounces and the longest baby was 23 inches.

The most popular names for boys and for girls included:

Boy: Henry and Braxton/Braxtyn

Girl: Ellie and Mia/Miah/Myah 

Pella Regional’s family of medical clinics offers 9 family practice physicians who also practice obstetrics to serve their growing service area in providing prenatal care, delivery and care of the newborn after delivery. These physicians include Spencer Carlstone, MD; Rebecca Dykstra, DO; Anne Hellbusch, DO; Lucas Mihalovich, DO; Richard Posthuma, MD; Daniel Rowley, MD; Tereasa Van Zee, DO; Craig Wittenberg, MD; and Elizabeth Wooster, MD.